Dab Art is pleased to present UNDERBELLY, a splendidly sordid group exhibition at H Gallery in midtown Ventura. An international assembly of 22 artists has been invited to participate in an exhibition featuring works suggesting more contemplative notions of memory, melancholy, and loss.
Large-scale installations, sculptures and a myriad of 2D works construct a complex collection of familiar forms and visual hybrids imbued with fascinatingly unsettling concepts. The impulses of the artists selected produce unnervingly beautiful images and stimulating motifs inspired by recollections of heartbreak, tragedy and adversity.
Notable Works + Artists
The large-scale interactive pieces by San Francisco based artist Autumn Bree are both imposing and entertaining. By referencing traditional toys, THROUGH A TUNNEL (SOCIAL ANXIETY) and DYSFUNCTION (GROUP DYNAMICS) invites viewer participation by recreating the nostalgia of childhood past, while simultaneously and inconspicuously commenting on the instability of our current social climate.
An award-winning artist from Queensland, Australia, Trisha Lambi is known for her evocative and haunting figurative painting. Our selection, NEVERMORE exemplifies Lambi’s ability to explicate human vulnerability and fragility.
From Vienna, Austria, sculptor Alja Nuener uses dismembered Limoges Porcelain figures dipped in metallic, for her inimitable assemblage titled, DOLLS DON’T CRY. Fascinated by the interstellar origin of gold, Alja focuses on scarcity and sacrifice, utilizing the precious metal as a minimal but integral part of her piece.
Artists On Exhibit
Brenda Stumpf + Sondra Schwetman + Kyoosang Choi + Trisha Lambi + Melis Agabigum + Devin Chicas + Leslie Pontz + Tatiana Gulenkina + Lynda Swenson + Eric Kunsman + Autumn Bree + Joe Shlicta + Nicole Havkost + Alja Neuner + Miki Yokoyama + Julie Gautier-Downes + Edgar Takoyaki + Melanie Breiterman + Bartosz Beda + Kelley Devine + Eric Johnson + Mark Castator
Curated by Yessíca Torres
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